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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of web content in search engines using an understanding of search engines' processes and algorithms. Also known as "natural" or "organic" search, it is distinct from paid web advertising.

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One website for two different businesses will cause SEO problems? [duplicate]

I want to do 2 separate businesses at same time one IT Tech Support another Web Design and originally was going to go with two separate domains and market them separately however cannot find a decent ...
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Do web crawlers use the “revised” meta tag?

When adding a Wordpress plugin to add a "Last Modified" date to my posts I noticed the plugin also has the option to add a "revised" date meta tag. The revised tag looks like: <meta ...
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Redirect Old PDF file to a new PDF file

I have 6 PDF files that have been updated and will use a different file name. All files are in one folder. Old PDFs have been indexed in the search engines. I saw one solution but I think it only ...
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How can i report to University of Kentucky some of using there webpage to sell product? [closed]

How can i report to University of Kentucky some of using there webpage to get google rank ? This is the link . http://www.uky.edu/seeblue/Social/index.html ( the did take it of after i speak with ...
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What are the SEO implications of using one domain as home site with additional domains as subdirectories?

I own three domain names: example.com example.supply example.farm I want them to behave as if .supply and .farm are subdirectories, so in the file path it could lay out like so: public_html ...
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Google displaying Facebook “SECURITY WARNING” in result description

As of about 10 days ago, Google replaced the meta description in our organic SERP for "scorebig" with the following text: SECURITY WARNING: Please treat the URL above as you would your password ...
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How to make search engines understand website sections and tags?

I have a website to sell products. It basically divides the products based on tags. For Example; if you access tag page for "iPhone", the website will display links to "iPhone 6 plus", "iPhone ...
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Preventing sub-directories to appear in main domain's result

I have a SaaS site and I want different indexing for my main website and the users on my website. In simpler words, if someone searches for my site(say, www.example.com), results from the user's must ...
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Would publishing a canonical, consumer-facing article feed for our white label editorial content help our clients?

We deliver syndicated content to our clients' sites. In our articles, we often link to blogs. We recently received a complaint from a blog that our link to them hurt their Google ranking, likely ...
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Should you noidex paginated pages or use rel=next/rel=prev

On out site we use pagination in two places: 1) Category Pages We have our articles segmented by category and each category has 100's of articles so we paginate at 10 articles per page. We use the ...
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no index no follow after page load

I have a component which makes a promotion "expire" after a certain date, when it expires I want to add a NO FOLLOW NO INDEX meta tag via JS. The question is would Google stop indexing this page as ...
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How to identify and redirect visitors based on location?

The domain originally is in .sg (Reg. 2010) but since we wanted to reach global audience we have the .com (Parked Domain - Registered 2013). So we have two existing domains. The only problems is, ...
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Consequences of not including locality in URL structure

We have medical providers listed on a website. The providers can list multiple business locations, and may change their business location at anytime. I have thought a lot about the URL structure, ...
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How to find the pages with the most SEO potential in my own website [duplicate]

For every page (post) in my website (blog), I would like to know how it ranks in Google for its main keywords. So far, I've been doing manual queries in Google for my top visited pages. But there ...
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Changing URL Structure for User Profiles [duplicate]

I am considering changing my current URL structure from the following: http://www.hearingtracker.com/hearing-providers/dummy-name to a regionalized format like: ...
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How to retain my website ranking? [duplicate]

How can I retain my website ranking same on moving it from .html extension to .php extension? Expert advices needed.
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Why do I get so many visitors from Germany?

This has bothered me for a long time as it puts my sites bounce rate up. I am based in the UK and my business covers this country and no others, so I have never advertised outside of the UK but for ...
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Effect on SEO when placing social icons on the footer

This is my first website that I am trying to create. I am reading the SEO guides for websites, but the question that I couldn't find clear answer is the following: Does keeping the social icons and ...
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What makes images pop up at the top of some google web search results?

For example, when I search for "hbo series" I get the results below. Is this something hbo has configured that any other site could also do, or something that google itself decides to do for certain ...
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Lower SERP rankings when signed in [duplicate]

When I check one of our site's rankings when signed in, I get lower rankings for my own site than the rankings I would get while signed out. If anything, it should have been the other way round? Any ...
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Will a CDN improve my SEO results? [duplicate]

My website is hosted in the US and I was wondering if a CDN will help improve my SEO with search engines.
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For images, is Title or Alt tag more important for SEO [duplicate]

I run a publishing platform where the users can upload images and insert them into their articles. Whenever a user upload an image, they get the option to add title and alt tags for the image. I ...
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SEO - wrong sitemap links

My domain have about 40000 links and my sitemap was wrong generated. It was poiting to localhost instead public domain: <?xml version="1.0"?> <urlset ...
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Schema.org snippet for thumbs up-down reviews

I'm deep into the Schema.org meta-tags implementation for the reviews on my website and I'd love to know how do you think I should implement it when I have Positive-Negative reviews as opposed to star ...
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Background Image Loading Optimization for SEO

I am implementing a product image slider for an ecommerce website. I want to make sure that the page is nice and fast for SEO purposes (as site speed is a factor in ranking). I'm not sure if it ...
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Is a masked url re-direct hurting our rankings

I would like to know if a domain which we purchased and is re-directed to our main site is hurting seo. The forwarded url is being masked (and there is no way to turn this off). So say our main site ...
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Rank Ordered List of Words on a Web Page? [closed]

I want (for purposes of SEO) to read a web page URL using some tool and get back the text only (no markup) words on that page, in rank order, with the most frequently occurring word first, like this: ...
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Repeating product category in product title

I am wondering if there are any benefits or drawbacks to repeating a product category in the tile of the product? For example: Let's say I sell "light bulbs", on the product category page where all ...
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Is it better for SEO to have my whole site use the HTTPS protocol? [duplicate]

I have an SSL certificate on my domain and currently use it for only a couple pages, from an SEO standpoint, should I make my whole site use SSL or just leave it on the few pages that need it?
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Is it possible to include news into Google News if there is a non-news content under the same section?

We want to include our news into Google News, and now performing research how to properly do this. At the moment we have the same base URL for news and non-news articles (analysis, interviews, etc.), ...
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Why does my webpage have a different title for certain searches? [duplicate]

There's a post on my blog called "Plot Twists: Where to Find Your Ideas and How to Get Away With Them" - however, I've noticed that, for the searches "how to write a plot twist" and "how to write a ...
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link rel=“alternate” and hreflang : targeting country independently of language

The content of the website www.example.com is highly dependent on the country of the user, but not so much on his language. So far, the website is translate into two languages, "en" and "de", but it ...
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Will using Google Analytics on my website improve its SEO results?

Will I have better SEO results if I have Google Analytics on my website, or does Google not care if I'm using their analytics software?
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Position of the Tags and Content of Pages removing the CSS Style

Hi there guys at Pro Webmasters! Have a little question (Maybe for a newbie) ... So here it goes: When I choose to see a mobile page of my website with the "Web developer" Plug of Chrome I notice ...
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InstantClick effect on SEO?

InstantClick.io is a pretty awesome JS library that makes a website feel a lot faster (in most cases) by prefetching links when a user is hovering above them. This will cut off at least about 100ms ...
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Change site links on Google Search

I have a client that wants to change how his website appears in the Google search engine. For example if you type in "stack overflow" into the Google search bar you get this result: As I show in ...
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How to get Google PageRank (from the toolbar) to increase from 0?

I have an issue with the Google PageRank of my site, the PR of this site is 0. I've tried many ways to increase the PR: I submitted the site in webmasters created sitemap.xml filled all meta ...
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backlinks to our site are being ignored by google thus affecting our SEO

As a software developer company we do websites to our customers. In these websites we always put a link linking back to our site. However, we did today a Google search (link:http://example.com) to ...
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Google wont apply adsense policies for session based websites and Ajax loaded sites?

I have seen so many websites (Mostly User generated content - Getting contents from Third party API's) still displaying Adult like contents (with images) but still they are running well with Google ...
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How do I “bind” social networks account to my blog?

My girlfriend has a WordPress blog for a while now, but when we check tools like websiteworth or woorank, it tells us that she has no twitter or G+ account, which is false. Is there a way to "bind" ...
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Should I change my domain suffix for better SEO?

In the start of 2013 my blog started to fail. I do not know whether its the result of a SEO problem or because I didn't write much. I received a lot of guest post requests and accepted many. They ...
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Would having a './' in a URL cause any trouble with search engines?

For code simplicity, some of my URLs in my website might contain a ./ For example: www.example.com/./something The ./ is automatically stripped-out by the browser, and the resulting URL is: ...
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What to do about crawler errors after removing non-essential parts of my website?

So, recently I was re-building my website, putting on another CMS, optimizing and so on. Now I visited Google Webmaster tools and it tells I have a lot of Web crawler 404 not found errors. I am ...
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Is it OK to redirect to a new address instead of showing 404 Error page?

Here is my question, Recently I moved my site from blog.mysite.com to www.mysite.com. Then I added 301 permanent redirection using this code in .htaccess file. RewriteEngine on RewriteCond ...
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SEO: how to organize a multiple, etherogeneous topics website?

I happen to have a decent knowledge about a ton of very different topics. I'd like to start a large blog website talking about them, but while some of those topics are more or less close, others are ...
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My title tag doesn't appear to be getting crawled by Google properly [duplicate]

My title is: <title>School Management Software, College & University Management Software, Cloud ERP Software</title> However it's showing up like this in Google: Is there ...
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What does “Average Position” mean in Google Webmaster Tools under Top pages?

What does "Average Position" mean in Google Webmaster Tools under Top pages? I can only find the definition for "Average Position" under Search Queries.
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/ and index.php. How to eliminate this duplicate page issue?

In my website root, I have an index.php and of course the rest of the pages. The problem is when I crawl my site either with a crawler or a sitemap crawler, etc, it reports 2 duplicated links ...
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Redirecting HTTPS to HTTP without purchasing another IP address

So in the past I have always bought a new IP when working with SSL certs. I came across a client that is on a shared IP and using a cert for one of the sites but not the others. So domain #1 has cert ...
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Should I redirect desktop users visiting mobile page to desktop version?

So I am redirecting mobile users to mobile version of the page and also have alternate attrubute set up for that: <link rel="alternate" media="only screen and (max-width: 640px)" ...